First Public Preview of Microsoft Server Released

Elements of Microsoft’s newest database, SQL Server 2016, are now available for public preview. For students who learn SQL or are working toward a Microsoft certification, this online walk-through will be helpful. Originally unveiled at the company’s Ignite conference in early May 2015, the server will include several new features as well as updates to preexisting…

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3 Best Tech Jobs for College Graduates

The job market for tech grads is heating up. According to a survey by Michigan State University, recruiting at colleges will be up more than 50 percent in 2015. This bodes well for college graduates with a technical diploma and some degree of IT training. Although there are a variety of jobs open to those entering…

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5 Industries Desperate For Tech Pros

You don’t have to join a high-profile social media company or a sexy tech startup to score a bigger paycheck: Firms in the following industries are not only actively hiring tech pros… they pay a whole lot better than you might think. Consumer Packaged Goods Companies that make consumable goods such as food and beverages,…

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6 Technologies That Greatly Impact Project Management

From the cloud to mobile devices, technology puts project management at your fingertips. But with so many tech trends to choose from, how do you pick the right tools for your team? The Project Management Institute recently asked project managers: Which technologies have had the most impact on your project team and the industry? 1. Constant…

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Group Training Can Save Your Company Money

The Benefits of On-Site Training Business and IT training is too often thought of as an individual endeavor. However, group training—or on-site training—can help you save time, increase productivity and stretch your training budget. Companies of all sizes can benefit from On-Site Training. This flexible and cost-effective solution allows you to train an entire group,…

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3 Ways To Improve Communication Between It And Other Departments

It’s no secret that the communication between the IT department and other areas within an organization isn’t the greatest. In fact, it’s fair to say, in some cases, that such communication is practically non-existent. That which does occur is often stilted, misunderstood, or otherwise ineffective. The problem is a compound one. Different teams often lack…

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Agile Project Management Explained

Picture a start-up technology business, where the founders are trying to carve out a sustainable business niche. The sector is changing fast, and they must quickly develop a service that users are prepared to pay for. This is tricky! They can only find out so much through market research, so they need to experiment. This…

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How To Get The Most From Your It Department

It’s one of the great paradoxical questions of modern times: how do we get more productivity out of less time, fewer resources and smaller teams? Mathematically, it doesn’t add up. But in the world of IT, this is a question management must grapple with on a regular basis. The top developers and software engineers are…

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5 IT Megatrends Changing The Project Management Profession

My belief is that the role of Project Manager will continue to increase in importance in future years and the need for project managers within IT will increase in both stature and in numbers. My reason for this belief is that there are a number of long term IT megatrends that will increase the demand…

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9 Secrets To Project Management Success

Project management seems so straightforward. You set a deadline. You set a budget. You select the right people. The project gets done. In reality, project management is rarely straightforward. The wrong people are assigned to the project. People don’t know what is expected of them or get conflicting information. The scope changes. Deadlines aren’t met.…

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Cyber Attacks & New Info Security Strategies

Cybersecurity Requires a New Mindset Security management professional Ernie Hayden recently described how attitudes toward security have shifted over the past decade. Previously, IT training focused on educating professionals about firewalls and protecting the network perimeter. Now—Hayden explained in an interview with TechTarget—that perimeter has disappeared because company data is being accessed on laptops, mobile devices and…

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Windows Server vNEXT: What To Expect

Windows Server vNext Anticipated Release: 2016 So far, there hasn’t been much talk from Microsoft about the next version of its Windows Server product, although the company did release a technical preview in October and plans to issue another one this spring. As for the finished product, however, there will be a bit of a…

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Office 365 vs. Google Apps

Office 365 or Google Apps—Which One’s Right for Your Business? Both Google Apps for Business and Microsoft Office 365 continue to gain widespread popularity within many organizations. Office 365 aims to be all things to all businesses, while Google Apps is happy offering key capabilities without the complexity. Microsoft and Google each allow personal and…

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10 Ways Sharepoint Can Help Your Businesses Succeed

Top Ten Benefits of SharePoint Microsoft SharePoint has been around since 2001 and is one of the top business collaboration resources today. However, it wasn’t until the SharePoint 2007 release that businesses really started to harness the power of online collaboration. Now, with SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010, Microsoft has gone even further to offer…

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Collaboration Solutions For Today’s Businesses

Workplace collaboration is popular in many small & large businesses today for a reason: Because it works. Good businesses understand the importance of building a team-oriented workforce. People thrive in a creative, collaborative environment, and when employees experience job satisfaction, their customers reap the benefits. Microsoft collaboration tools, such as SharePoint, Office 365, and Skype…

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